Thursday, 21 February 2013
R.R. pours a swampy-looking brown colour topped with almost no head. It has very little carbonation. The aroma is malt heavy, featuring toasty notes and a bit of molasses. It has a very enjoyable and intricate flavour--encompasses brown sugar, molasses, caramel, and, at the finish, a layer of hoppy bitterness. It's fairly malt forward and toasty grog.
I wouldn't object to a bit more carbonation, but, as this is an historic ale, perhaps I shouldn't complain about that. Still, I find it a bit disarming to pour a beer without head. That said, this was a very enjoyable little ale.
I've written about it before, but it bears mentioning again--Black Creek strives to create beers as they were historically enjoyed. I think that's very cool.
Rating: 8.0 out of 10